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Coming up on December 15th, the Office for Students (OfS) is running an “insight event” on freedom of speech.

Its lesser-spotted chair Lord Wharton, along with Chief Executive Susan Lapworth will be hosting a wide-ranging discussion of free speech and equality in higher education.

Also taking part are Akua Reindorf, an Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commissioner who investigated a high profile case at Essex a while ago; Patrick O’Donnell, a past President of University of York Students’ Union who one of the student leaders who tried to make progress on free speech back in 2021; Ruth Smeeth from Index on Censorship; and Steve West, VC of the University of the West of England and Universities UK President.

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